Stricter safety measures in public transport sought

Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan wants the transport group to be more diligent in enforcing face mask and physical distancing rules on all drivers, barkers, conductors, and passengers. Olowan has moved to amend the city ordinance that prescribes new normal of operations in transportation facilities, workplaces, etc. (Ordinance 53-2020) to ensure stricter implementation of said rules in public transport. The amendatory […]

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DOLE-CAR probes labor violations of businesses

The Department of Labor and Employment-CAR confirmed there are various violations of the General Labor Standards committed by different commercial establishments in the central business district. In a letter, Ezequiel Ronie Guzman, regional director of DOLE-CAR, informed the City Council that several commercial establishments along (sic) Maharlika Livelihood Center, Baguio City Market, Bayanihan Hotel, Abanao Square, and other commercial establishments […]

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‘Inter-provincial, -regional transport not yet allowed’

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, July 24 (PIA) — A transportation official clarified that inter-provincial and inter-regional public transportation is not yet allowed in the Cordillera region and in other areas amidst the imposed community quarantine. Land Transportation Office – Cordillera Regional Director Francis Almora informed during the Benguet Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force meeting that only jeepneys and taxis with special permits […]

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Cordi autonomy gets legislative backers

BAGUIO CITY – Despite the global pandemic and the national state of emergency and corresponding community quarantine, Cordillerans witnessed the increasing momentum of the legislation for establishing the autonomous region of the Cordillera. These messages were in celebration of the 33rd CAR founding anniversary in July led by the Regional Development Council Economic Sectoral Committee, chaired by DTI-CAR and the […]

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‘Hatid Tulong Initiative’ sends home second batch of LSIs

55 Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) from Apayao, Baguio City, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mtn. Province have arrived safely in their respective provinces through the Hatid Tulong Initiative (HTI) Batch 2 program of the government last July 26-28, 2020. The HTI is a government-wide effort program led by the Presidential Management Staff (PMS) to provide transportation assistance to LSIs stranded in the […]

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UP Baguio holds graduation virtually

The University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB) premiered the streaming of its 2020 graduation program, before noon of 24 July 2020. For the first time, the graduation program was conducted entirely through a prerecorded video that was shown online on Youtube and Facebook Live via the UPB website and official page. Despite the shift in the mode of the exercise […]

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P1.8-M marijuana seized from woman in Kalinga

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – A female drug dealer was arrested by anti-narcotics operatives on Friday, the police said. In a report, Police Regional Office–Cordillera (Procor) regional director Brig. Gen. R’Win Pagkalinawan identified the suspect as Jovielyn Paclay Bayog, 33, who was caught before noon in Purok 3, Tabuk City, Kalinga. Bayog, who hails from hinterland Barangay Loccong in Tinglayan town, […]

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Baguio brings back checkpoints due to rise in Covid-19 cases

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Benjamin Magalong ordered the reestablishming of checkpoints in the city’s 128 barangays following the “sharp” increase in the number of coronarivus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases. “We have been having a sharp increase in cases in our locality so, if you don’t have anything important to do, stay home. Let’s not put our guards down,” Magalong said […]

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